Drum Kit: Absolute Beginner Level Course


  • Easy to follow online course
  • Approximate study time: 3-5 months
  • 34 lessons spread over 5 modules
  • Learn at your own pace
  • Video lessons, exercises, quizes and final certificate
  • Includes all required sheet music
  • UK teacher
  • Suitable for ages 8 to 80+
  • Full course content shown below
  • By the end of this course you’ll know how to:
    • Play simple drum beats and rhythms
    • Read drum music
    • Set up your drum kit
    • Hold drum sticks and have good posture
    • Develop basic limb independence


This is a full, structured online, self-study course designed to teach you how to play the drums from scratch. No prior experience needed – this course is specifically designed for absolute beginners. Suitable for all ages 8-80+. You will need:

  • A drum kit to practice on
  • Drum sticks
  • A metronome (or metronome app)
  • Ideally a printer to print out your sheet music exercises OR
  • You can also use a tablet or e-book reader for your exercises
  • A music stand
  • Suitable hearing protection if using an acoustic kit

Younger children may require some additional support from parents – as we’re starting from scratch there’s quite a lot of reading and basic theory to cover in this course. Plus lots of fun exercises and quizes! Here’s the full course content:

Course Content

Expand All